This morning I put out a press release, announcing my decision to close Dittmar Associates after 10 great years. You can read it here:
The decision is joyful one. Change is good. My other prevailing emotion is gratitude.
I’ll have more to say about this, about the National Research Council Committee’s report on Human Space Exploration (published last week) that I helped to develop, and about several other things I’ve been mulling over for the past several months. But for now, I’d just like to leave you with this from one of the great poets of the 20th century. It captures perfectly my feelings at this moment of professional transition – about human beings, our quest to know ourselves and our fellow humans better, and about the drive to explore the universe.
“We shall not cease from exploration,
and the end of all our exploring
will be to arrive where we started
and know the place for the first time.”
- T. S. Eliot